Tom DIXON: Designer of the year 2014 by Maison&Objet
Posted on January 23, 2014
In 2014, MAISON&OBJET éditeurs is once again falling for the magic of textiles and their many worlds: sober, flashy, shimmering, ultra-luxury and always refined.
Once a year in January, the MAISON&OBJET éditeurs show brings together more than 100 upholstery fabric, wallpaper, paint and textile covering brands who present world premiere sneak previews of their latest collections. This unique offer rounds out what is on show at scènes d’intérieur in the same hall 7, entirely staged by French designer Noé Duchaufour Lawrance.
Together, the two shows allow high-end specifiers from all over the world to fully plan out their private or hotel development projects.
These highly qualified visitors will discover in the aisles of MAISON&OBJET éditeurs a show that pulses with the trends of 2014, with two major movements that on the one hand showcase the heritage of these arts and on the other, designs in “color addict” mode.
Designer of 2014 by Maison & Objet is Tom DIXON
Born in Tunisia, Tom Dixon moved to England in 1963.
Infamously self-taught and passionate, his works are included in collections of the world’s most prestigious museums.
Boasting an eclectic career path, this quintessentially British designer has built his universe through intensely diverse and unusual experiences.
He began his career as bass guitarist with the group “Funkapolitan” before teaching himself soldering and discovering a passion for metal – which quickly became his fetish material. After experimenting with iron, steel, copper and brass, his first success in the 1980’s was the “S” chair designed for Cappellini: a huge hit, the first in a long series. In 1998, Dixon was appointed head of Habitat’s design department and subsequently became its creative director. Ten years later he set up his eponymous brand in London, a multi-faceted creative studio including showroom, tea salon and restaurant, that reflects his image of merging design and commerce.
The passionate designer recently launched the first in a line of travel clothes and accessories for adidas, designed a Paris restaurant at the Beaugrenelle shopping centre and will unveil his first 340-room hotel next spring – in London of course!